One of the best parts of being in a church is the variety of events. This next week is a great example of the range of topics and activities in which one may participate. From family fun at the Advent party to praying for an end to gun violence, our church tries to enagage our members to build relationships and also, as a congregation, to work for justice and peace in the world.
Sunday's Advent Party is one of our longest traditions in the church. It begins at 4:00 PM with craft-making: ornament projects for children and Christmas centerpiece making for adults. Be sure to bring some cut greens with you (good time to trim bushes) and a pair of gardening shears. After the crafts there will be a concert by our bell choir and then a pasta dinner served by the youth of the church.
On Wednesday we have a very different event as we will be holding a prayer vigil as part of the #EndGunViolence events being held nationwide. It all centers on a service at the national cathedral in Washington DC. We are the only Long Island event connected to it, that I know of. The service will be from 7:30-8:15 PM. I hope you can join us.
Advent is a season that encompasses the extremes of human behavior. From the angry prophets to the joyful promise of angels. From the gifts of King and a dirty manger. From a miraculous birth to the murder of innocents. By engaging in the season and its stories we can fully prepare for the birth of Christ in our lives.
See you in church,